Tasty German Chocolate Pie

Recipe by HokiesMom
READY IN: 4hrs 25mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • ****FOR THE PIE****.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter together, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and milk until smooth.
  • Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly.
  • Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer; then remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, stir a small amount of the hot filling into the egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly.
  • Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer; then remove from heat.
  • Gently stir in chocolate mixture into the hot filling mixture.
  • Spoon all into the pre-baked pastry shell.
  • ****FOR THE TOPPING****.
  • In a small saucepan, combine evaporated milk, sugar and butter.
  • Cook and stir until butter is melted and mixture just comes to a boil; then remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, stir a small amount of the hot liquid into the lightly beaten egg; return all to the pan; stirring constantly.
  • Bring up to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove topping from heat and stir in coconut and pecans.
  • Pour over the pie filling.
  • Cool on a wire rack then cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
  • Leftovers have to be refrigerated.
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